The last primeval forest of Europe - Białowieża

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dieUmweltDruckerei has made it a claim to pursue a holistic approach to sustainability. Its printing company uses only recycled paper, organic inks and works with electricity from renewable energies.

This is their corporate philosophy and on this premise, they want to enable high-quality printing for everyone at acceptable prices online. Consistently, they focus on resource saving materials and low-emission production.

Unavoidable CO2 emissions that are generated during production are compensated by investments in climate protection projects. Furthermore is the ecological online printing company characterized by its sustainable commitment to the protection of species and social projects.

The faces behind the printing company: Both chief executives Johannes Harms (left) and Philipp Benatzky (center) as well as the head of sustainability and communication Dr. Kevin Riemer (right).

Forest of Białowieża

The ancient forest of Białowieża is located in Eastern Poland adjacent with the border with Belarus. It is the last remaining primeval forest of Europe and is estimated to be 8,000 years old and definitely protective. Through the millennial long unspoiled state, this old-growth forest includes a unique biodiversity. Rare species of birds, fungi and plants as well as wolves, lynxes and bisons, the continent's heaviest land animals form a true treasure chamber of nature.

In order to avoid the extensive forest complex of human interventions, UNESCO has declared parts of the forest as a World Natural Heritage and Biosphere Reserve, the Białowieża National Park. The Polish government, however, has been clearing this for several years and has announced that it will extend the clearing to further parts of the forest. The argument for the clearing is to free the forest of the bark beetle. Environmentalists rate this statement as an excuse to sell the precious wood expensive.

At the gates of the National Park.

Bicycle Tour

Seven environmental organizations have submitted a complaint to the EU Commission on the planned deforestation intention.

dieUmweltDruckerei also wants to point out the threat and take responsibility for the forest. Dr. Kevin Riemer from the Umweltdruckerei will travel from the company’s headquarter, which is located in Hanover to the Polish-Belarusian border of the National Park from mid-June. He doesn’t cycle with a normal bike, he cycles with one of our bamboo bicycles that we manufacture specially for him.

To be exact, it is a my Afram Alfine, which is equipped with special components for touring bicycles. So Dr. Kevin Riemer is ready and well-equipped for the route of over 1,000 km.

Our my Afram Alfine with standard brown Schwalbe tires, Brooks leather handlebar grips and a leather saddle.

You can also set an example against the deforestation with a kilometer-based or one-time donation to the charitable foundation Fundacja Dzika Polska. Fundacja Dzika Polska is the regional partner of Greenpeace. Together they fight for many years voluntarily against deforestation. You can find detailed and further information about the campaign on the homepage dieUmweltDruckerei.

We wish you a good trip and raise both thumbs for this honorable commitment!

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